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hall

(Encyclopedia) hall, a communicating passageway or, in medieval buildings, the large main room. In the feudal castle of N Europe it was a single apartment, and in it lord and retainers…

Halle

(Encyclopedia) Halle, city (1994 pop. 195,370), Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany, on the Saale River. It is an industrial center and a major transportation hub. Manufactures include…

Halle

(Encyclopedia) Halle häl´ə [key], Fr. Hal, commune (1991 pop. 32,758), Flemish Brabant prov., central Belgium, on the Charleroi-Brussels Canal. It is a commercial and industrial…

Faneuil Hall

(Encyclopedia) Faneuil Hall făn´əl, făn´yəl [key], public market and hall in Boston, Mass. Given to the city by the merchant Peter Faneuil in 1742, the building burned in 1761 but was…

Independence Hall

(Encyclopedia) Independence Hall, historic building on Independence Square, downtown Philadelphia, in Independence National Historical Park. Originally constructed as the Pennsylvania…

Toynbee Hall

(Encyclopedia) Toynbee Hall: see Barnett, Samuel Augustus .

music hall

(Encyclopedia) music hall. In England, the Licensing Act of 1737 confined the production of legitimate plays to the two royal theaters—Drury Lane and Covent Garden; the demands for…

Schwäbisch Hall

(Encyclopedia) Schwäbisch Hall shvĕb´ĭsh häl [key] or Hall, city (1994 pop. 33,892), Baden-Württemberg, S Germany, on the Kocher River. It is a rail junction and has…

Fort Hall

(Encyclopedia) Fort Hall, trading post on the Snake River, near Pocatello, SE Idaho; est. 1834 by U.S. trader Nathaniel Wyeth. It was sold in 1836 to the Hudson's Bay Company…

Hall effect

(Encyclopedia) Hall effect, experiment that shows the sign of the charge carriers in a conductor. In 1879 E. H. Hall discovered that when he placed a metal strip carrying a current in a…